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Canelo Alvarez: Puppies, Horseback Riding and Beating Up Mario Lopez

Canelo Alvarez is boxing's biggest superstar.

At 29, Alvarez -- who will jump two weight classes to try to win a world title when he challenges Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas for the WBO light heavyweight belt -- has amassed the richest contract in sports history (worth $365 million), three division belts and legions of fans.

But how well do we really know the sport's reigning middleweight champion?

"He's not self-revealing. He's a global superstar who does not need or seek attention," said longtime HBO boxing announcer Jim Lampley. "And that makes him very different from a lot of fighters."

How different? We went a couple of rounds with people in Alvarez's orbit -- from his trainer to Michael Buffer to the First Lady of Boxing herself -- to find stories that reveal more about the man behind the gloves.


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